Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Extended Diploma Animal Management (Science)

Overview

If you want to become a vet, our new Animal Science Diploma provides a great alternative route to prepare you for going on to study veterinary medicine and science at university.

It’s also ideal for anyone wanting to pursue further study in Bioveterinary Sciences, Animal Sciences, Animal Nutrition or for those wishing to go directly into an Animal Science-based job after they finish college.

The new BTEC Level Extended 3 Diploma in Animal Science is a full-time programme that can be completed in two years or in three years if you choose the option of a sandwich year, giving you invaluable experience working in the industry. The equivalent of 3 A-levels, this new Diploma will give you the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to progress on to further veterinary and animal science study, plus our large and varied animal collection of exotic species, horses, small animals and domestic species of livestock at Home Farm offer excellent practical hands-on learning opportunities.

Why you should study this programme

  • Hartpury College is currently working with a leading Vet School to ensure that students are offered a guaranteed interview to study veterinary medicine with them subject to achievement of the required grades
  • You can choose to complete a year-long work placement on an optional sandwich year with a wide range of animal science-based employers, benefiting from Hartpury’s extensive industry contacts.
  • You will complete a Practical Skills Portfolio (small animal, farm and equine) to support your application to Vet School
  • You could choose to complete an international study tour abroad (science-based) as part of the programme, potentially to the United States or Japan (optional)
  • Those wishing to progress to study Veterinary Medicine will be given support for their BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test) 
  • You will complete a wide range of units of study ranging from animal sciences through to practical application and animal handling

On successful completion of this course and a suitable reference from a tutor, you will be able to progress on to a Foundation degree or Honours degree (subject to entry requirements).

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

Six GCSEs at B (or 6 where numerical grades are being used) or above to include English Language, Maths and Science

Why study Animal at Hartpury College?

If you want to work with animals, then Hartpury offers a dedicated environment to provide you with the practical skills, qualifications and experience employers are looking for to succeed in this thriving industry.

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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